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05:24AM | 03/01/04
Member Since: 02/29/04
11 lifetime posts
I am in the process of replacing a 38" Neo Angle shower in my upstairs bathroom. A few questions.

1. The old shower had 2 ceramic tile walls on the inside that I removed the ceramic from. I am replacing with a complete fiberglass surround. When I took the tiles off, I obviously did some damage to the drywall, which now needs to be replaced. Should I replace with greenboard, which is what's there now, or should I use a cement board? Or a combination of things?

2. I am having a devil of a time removing the base of the shower, because it feels as though the drain has been glued on. What is the best way to disconnect the old drain, considering I have no access to the pipes from below?

Thanks in advance.


plumber Tom

12:34PM | 03/01/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
1) Yes use greenboard 2) The drain may have a locknut on it from the bottom. If you plan on replacing the pan you may be able to cut around the whole drain. Any plumbing job without access to the pipes creates a big problem.

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